Editorial: Radiosurgery for colorectal brain metastases

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In this issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Matsunaga and colleagues1 present the results of a retrospective review of their large experience of 152 patients with colorectal brain metastases managed over a 16-year period. The average time from diagnosis of the primary tumor to diagnosis of brain involvement was 27 months, and most patients had multiple metastases. The authors found a median survival of 6 months, and 91% of tumors were controlled over that time frame. In patients for whom they could determine the cause of death, a neurological demise occurred in 13 patients, and problems

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Please include this information when citing this paper: published online October 15, 2010; DOI: 10.3171/2010.5.JNS10766.

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Matsunaga SShuto TKawahara KSuenaga NInomori SFujino H: Gamma Knife surgery for brain metastases from colorectal cancer. Clinical article. J Neurosurg [epub ahead of print October 15 2010. DOI: 10.3171/2010.9.JNS10354]

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